Autism Assessment

Our Autism Assessment Service is an independent multidisciplinary team. We use established diagnostic tools in line with the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for Autism Spectrum Disorder/Condition (ASD) and consider differential diagnoses during the assessment, as recommended by NICE.

Assessments take place in Warwickshire or at our clinic space in Guildford, Surrey. The assessment consists of four parts:

1. Initial telephone consultation

A 30-minute telephone consultation to all clients wishing to determine whether an ASD assessment would be appropriate for their child. This is an opportunity for you to ask further questions about the assessment process and for us to learn more about your child and their current areas of strength and need.

2. Information Gathering

This includes the use of standardised questionnaires sent to parents/carers and the child’s education or daycare setting. It will usually include conversations with staff in the child’s education/daycare setting.

3. Parent/Carer Interview

A structured clinical interview to gather relevant information about the young person’s developmental history and current areas of strength and need.

4. Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2)

A semi-structured interaction, play, and conversation-based assessment designed to elicit behaviours indicative of ASD.

Contact me

Please contact me at talk@communicationtrain.co.uk or use the contact form for more information about Autism Assessment.

Call me: 07515 419140